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Published on: June 30, 2015
Iran's Intentions
In Defense of Pessimism

A lesson from German history for our dealings with Iran today: take the ideas of others seriously.

Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. This essay draws on a talk delivered to CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, on May 3, 2015 in New York. His work in progress, “At War with Israel: East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967–1989,” is forthcoming in 2016 from Cambridge University Press.
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